Consisting of, containing, or discharging pus.
Late Middle English from Latin purulentus ‘festering’, from pus, pur- (see pus).
“The foul smelling purulent discharge.”
Ryu (noun) ree-oo A Japanese school or style of art. From Japanese (more…)
Merle (noun) (Scots) (archaic) mu-rl A blackbird Late Middle English via Old French from Latin merula. (more…)
Prosopopoeia (noun) pros-op-up-ee-a A figure of speech in which an abstract thing is personified. Mid 16th century via Latin from Greek prosōpopoiia, from prosōpon ‘person’ + poiein ‘to make’. (more…)
Consternation (noun) kon-stur-nay-shun A feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected. Early 17th century from Latin consternatio(n-), from the verb consternare ‘lay prostrate, terrify’ (more…)
Hegemony (noun) hej-em-o-nee Leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others. Mid 16th century from Greek hēgemonia, from hēgemōn ‘leader’, from hēgeisthai ‘to lead’. (more…)
Entropy (noun) en-trop-ee Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder. Mid 19th century from en-‘inside’ + Greek tropē ‘transformation’. (more…)
Madrigal (noun) mad-rig-ul A part-song for several voices, especially one of the Renaissance period, typically unaccompanied and arranged in elaborate counterpoint. From Italian madrigale (from medieval Latin carmen matricale ‘simple…
Scapula (noun) skap-yu-la The technical name for a shoulder blade Late 16th century from late Latin, singular of Latin scapulae ‘shoulder blades’. (more…)
Respeldent (adj) res-plen-dent Attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous. Late Middle English from Latin resplendent- ‘shining out’, from the verb resplendere, from re- (expressing intensive force) +…